|Janice Connell and Washingtonian fantasies|
Last week, Raymond Arroyo, had the authoress Janice Connell on his show, The World Over; where, she pushed her book "The Spiritual Journey of George Washington". Arroyo - either out of shock, ill-advised politeness, or perhaps approval - asked no questions, or challenged a number of preposterous and even idiotic remarks.
However, this is not a one-off. Connell was at it earlier in 2005 (rebroadcast in 2012) with Doug Keck, repeating the same old panegyric. Not once, did either interviewer bring up the fact that Washington was a Freemason, a devoted Freemason who imbibed on Masonic principles. Washington died a Mason, being buried in Masonic regalia. Not once did either interviewer challenge Connell on the sickening fact that this "humble" and sainted man was also a notorious slave owner, owning over 300 slaves.
It is time that American Catholics cease indulging in buffoonery over the characters of the men who founded the United States. They were very deeply flawed men who should not be trotted out as demigods. If that country is now in travail it is due to the inherent defects in its foundations: and they are Masonic, not Christian. There are any number of great and holy Americans that EWTN could hold up as a paragon of virtue. George Washington is not one of them.
The full show with Raymond Arroyo is available here.